University Park, IL,
13:05 PM

Public Administration Honors Society Welcomes New Members

Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), a national society for honoring "outstanding graduate students in public administration, public policy, and public affairs," welcomed new members for the 2016 17 academic year on Friday, November 10 in an on-campus induction ceremony in Engbretson Hall. GSU President Elaine P. Maimon attended the event along with 40th District State Senator Toi W. Hutchinson and 80th District State Representative Anthony DeLuca.

The GSU community congratulates Spring 2017 inductees:

  • Krishae Beamon
  • Ericka Stuckey
  • Allison Swisher

And Fall 2017 inductees:

  • Wanda Atterberry
  • Lisa Brown
  • Ricardo Ruiz
  • Kimberly Wingfield
  • Catherine Wojnarowski

The organization also took time to acknowledge the work of Tasha BakerPAA and Master of Public Administration advisory board memberfor her successful grant work in 2017. 

Dr. Mary Bruce and Ms. Tasha Baker hold up the grant certificate for a $500 Public Service Loan Forgiveness grant earned by the chapter in 2017With the guidance of faculty advisor Professor Mary D. Bruce, Baker authored the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Grant which was awarded to the chapter that wrote the best proposal in the category of Public Service Loan Forgiveness Advocacy. Dr. Bruce accepted a certificate and a $500.00 check on behalf of Baker and PAA at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in October at the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration’s (NASPAA) national conference.

GSU-PAA proposed in the grant  to host an advocacy training series that will focus on teaching advocacy techniques to students and the surrounding community and promoting advocacy to protect and bolster the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLFP).